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Environmental fund getting budget boost

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to give the state’s Environmental Protection Fund its first boost in three years, a much-needed additional $19 million. The hike from $134 million to $153 million that Cuomo has proposed in his 2013-14 budget will put more money into open space conservation, parks development and helping communities cope with recycling and waste disposal. The fund can’t be spent on anything other than capital projects that aid the environment. While it’s true ...

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